The ACLU-CT ardently defends the ability of pregnant people to make personal, private decisions about pregnancy and abortion, and advocates for increased access to abortion. One way to expand and modernize abortion access is by eliminating medically unnecessary barriers to abortion that prevent advanced practice clinicians (ACPs) from performing abortions. Connecticut law and regulations for abortion are decades old and do not reflect the current medical standards of practice. In a time when access to abortion is under threat nationwide, Connecticut can take the lead in expanding access to reproductive health care—for patients in the state as well as for those forced by their state’s restrictions to travel to get care—by joining fourteen other states in permitting APCs to provide aspiration abortion in our state.
H.B. 5261, An Act Increasing Access to Reproductive Health Care